NF Nov.: Week 4 – Worldview Changers

Here we are at Week 4 of Nonfiction November with host Rebekah of She Seeks Nonfiction.

It is an intriguing topic and asks questions to guide us:

What nonfiction book (or books) has impacted the way you see the world in a powerful way?

Do you think there is one book that everyone needs to read for a better understanding of the world we live in?

One book that I found quite powerful was Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Lee. Why can’t we be more joyful? We definitely should be.

“In Joyful, designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood. Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, she explains why one setting makes us feel anxious or competitive while another fosters acceptance and delight–and, most importantly, she reveals how we can harness the power of our surroundings to live fuller, healthier, and truly joyful lives.” (from Goodreads)

The Age of Creativity by Emily Urguhart was a fascinating memoir and made me think about creativity as a senior in a good way. Gave me hope, as I age.

“With the eye of a memoirist and the curiosity of a journalist, Urquhart began an investigation into late-stage creativity, asking: Is it possible that our best work is ahead of us? Is there an expiry date on creativity? Do we ever really know when we do anything for the last time?” (from Goodreads)

Maria Shriver’s book I’ve Been Thinking… was a powerful book, full of insights, quotes and wisdom.

“In this moving and powerful book, she shares inspiring quotes, prayers, and reflections designed to get readers thinking, get them feeling, get them laughing, and help them in their journey to what she calls The Open Field–a place of acceptance, purpose, and passion–a place of joy.”

When I chose these books for this post, I really was just thinking about how much I enjoyed reading them. Yet they all have to do with capturing what you love, what gives you joy. And that is something we all need to hold on to, especially in this crazy world where intolerance and hate seem to be flourishing.

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